Past E-News & CEFS Happenings
Welcome to the E-News archive of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Whether you’re just curious about what we’ve been up to through the years or you’re looking for a specific announcement or article that has come and gone, this is the place to read about it. To view a summary list of all our past e-Newsletters, click here!
FREE HACCP Food Safety Certification Course for On-Farm Poultry Processing: Available to the First 25 Farmer Applicants (package valued at $3000/per person)
In an effort to support the pastured poultry community and promote strong food safety practices, Dirigo Food Safety is partnering with CEFS' NC Choices and NC Cooperative Extension’s Niche Meat Working Group to offer [...]
NC Cooperative Extension hosts a Poultry Processing Demonstration WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 // 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM WHERE: Duplin County Agricultural Building // 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349 Join us for a [...]
UNC-P more than doubled their year-over-year percentage of local produce (defined as sourced within 250 miles) purchased through FreshPoint, from 3.35% to 8.9%.
CEFS has announced a new Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)-funded initiative to tackle produce loss at the farm level.
The position of the Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant (PA) is to assist in carrying out activities associated with the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program from approximately June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is committed to developing local food and farming systems that support North Carolina’s farmers and rural economies, reduce food insecurity, improve access to healthy food, and serve the public good. Join us in this important work by making a gift to CEFS today.
Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses
In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.
NC Growing Together and Natural Capital Investment Fund Partner to Make On-Farm Cold Storage an Option for Small and Mid-Scale Farmers
NC Growing Together and the Natural Capital Investment Fund are working together to address a challenge for small and medium-scale farmers: lack of access to on-farm cold storage.
The NC 10% Campaign's Local Food Ambassador Program offers year-long paid employment to student Ambassadors to organize around local food issues on their university and college campuses. We checked in with a few former Ambassadors to learn what they gained from their experience.
The NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference is holding its annual conference downtown at the Millennium Center. The conference draws about 300 farmers, meat processors, chefs and others interested in meat production in North Carolina.